I'd forgotten that I'd even entered the Soul-Making Keats Contest, sponsored by American Pen Women, since it was a while ago. It was my first time entering this national contest, coordinated here in the Bay Area. I sent entries in three categories, and today I learned that I won something in all three! In Memoir/Vignette (up to 1500 words) I have a first place essay and an honorable mention. In Creative Nonfiction I have a second place essay and an honorable mention. In Flash Fiction I have a second place flash story. Hooray!
There are cash prizes for the second and first place wins. And there will be an awards ceremony and reading on Sunday, March 4, 1pm, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, Civic Center. Looking forward to seeing the poet Kathleen McClung (judge for the sonnet category) and other area writers. The last time I was in Koret Auditorium was when Steve got an American Book Award for his second book, which was very exciting.